LMIA form should be completed by your employer to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
An LMIA is a document from Service Canada that “validates” a Job Offer from a Canadian Employer made to a Foreign Worker, and allows the Foreign Worker to apply for a Work Permit
This LMIA form should be completed by your employer to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire temporary foreign workers under the Pilot Project for Occupations Requiring Lower Levels of Formal Training (NOC C and D).
Your Employer can download the LMIA form from Service Canada Page, and all other required documents must be submitted through the Service Canada Website.
Occupations that are exempt from LMIA (but still need to apply for Work Permit)
- If you are a spouse/common-law partner of a foreign Worker, you do not need a LMIA in order to apply for a Work Permit
- Employers who hire foreign workers through the International Mobility Program don’t need to apply for LMIA, However, you may need to meet other requirements.
- Workers covered under international agreements
- People taking part in Youth Exchange programs, Teacher Exchange Programs &
- Other joint programs
- Workers nominated by a province or territory for permanent residence
- People already working in Canada who have applied for permanent residence
- Repair personnel for industrial or commercial equipment
- Workers transferred within a company
- Academics, researchers, guest lecturers, visiting professors and others
- Co-op students & Interns
- Religious workers
- Workers who are essential to a television or film production
- Performers or workers in a related job in dance
- Francophones, if they will live and work in a Francophone community outside Quebec and have been recruited through a Francophone immigration promotional event